Whilst I was there yesterday, I saw hundreds of gulls go up on the estuary, and I soon found out why! I heard the distinct calls of Pergrines: there were 3 of them! Two juvs were displaying some surprising behaviour, diving and hitting Little Egrets and gulls in the Black Hole Marsh reserve. A dead bird is now visible from the hide... not sure if this is related to the attack I saw though. Unfortunately I was on the path rather than in the island hide at the time so I couldn't get photos of the majority of the action. Really gutted! I did manage to get some lame shots as one of them was flying away...
Other bird of prey pics (from today) include:
These are backlit but I did the best I could with these as I was shooting straight at the sun! The exposure compensation just about showed up enough pattern detail.
Others from BHM:
|5 of the many Dunlin|
|Ruff, Ruff and Greenshank|
|2 Little Stints|
|Snipe (only a brief appearance on sunday 28th)|
And these Wheatear pics were taken by the path leading up to the hide at Seaton:
Now I'm looking forward to an Osprey (or two) staying... Fingers crossed we get one for a while again this year!